IEEEXtreme – The Most Awaited Coding Competition

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IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members, supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE senior member, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. The competition made its first appearance in 2007. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the pioneer behind organizing this colossal event.

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, which celebrates the 130th anniversary this year is the world’s largest professional organization for advancement of science and technology with around 400,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries around the world. It is the leading authority in many disciplines of engineering including Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering. There are around 1900 IEEE student branches in 80 countries, across 5 continents in the world.

How Will It Happen..?

IEEEXtreme is organized globally by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) supported by local student branches to host it within local universities.

IEEEXtreme in University of Moratuwa will be organized by IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa within the university premises, gearing up everything including logistics, foods and beverages for coding students to take up challenges and hoist the flag of the university on the top of the ranking board.

The competition will start on 18th October at 05.30 am and end at 05.30 am on the following day, parallel to international event. Students will be given 15 – 20 toughest algorithmic questions issued periodically by the IEEEXtreme global committee. Students will submit the answers on the coding platform provided by IEEE.

IEEE student branch of University of Moratuwa has the responsibility of providing food and beverages and other needs of coding students to place the university on top of the rankings.

We are that close…

IEEE Student branch of University of Moratuwa have been the most consistent student branch of IEEEXtreme programming competition ever since the first time of its appearance in IEEEXtreme 3.0 – 2009 in which they became the global champions. Since then UoM has dominated the competition by producing top ranked teams in large numbers.

 

Year

Best performances

2009 Xtreme 3.0

Global champions

2010 Xtreme 4.0

Rank 11

2011 Xtreme 5.0

Rank 2

2012 Xtreme 6.0

Rank 3 (10 teams in top 100)

2013 Xtreme 7.0

Rank 12 (7 teams in top 100)

 

Apart from the results, IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa is among the largest student branches in the world and the largest student branch in Sri Lanka, exceeding 400+ member base. Also, it is at the forefront of the student branches of largest number of IEEEXtreme participants.

The Grand Prize

The grand prize to the winning team from IEEE headquarters is a trip to any IEEE conference at anywhere in the world, that the team would like to participate in plus the ultimate glory.

From Previous Glory…

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And we believe it’s time to bring the glory back to University of Moratuwa…

Wanna hear more..? Drop a mail to infoATieeeuomDOTnet

CodeExpertz | An online coding workshop for school students

CodeExpertz 1.0 was an online school programming competition held exclusively for the students of Sri Lankan schools.

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As the prime technological institution of Sri Lanka, we had taken the initial step to provide a platform for them to showcase their hidden talents and improve their skills in the field of computer programming. This was a new avenue for the students to get the exposure to the real world technology matters at a very young age which we at IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa (IEEE SB UoM), consider as a great privilege. This was held on the 28th of September 2013 from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm at the University premises with the participation of more than 40 teams.

Question team - Lihini, Madawa and Me

The competition was created to

• Motivate school students to be technologically sound in solving real world problems, especially using computer programming

• To provide students an online competitive environment to investigate their talents in programming

• Give IEEE Student Members a challenge to embrace team work – an important skill to develop for career success

Students, who are currently studying in a school especially in Ordinary Level and Advanced Level classes and students just finished their advanced level examinations, were eligible to take part in this competition.

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Organizing this type of a novel event required a lot of commitment, dedication and considerable attention towards many aspects. Student branch members were so passionate about working on a project which involved the development of the skills of students, the future of our country.

Prior to the competition, a series of workshops were conducted to provide the awareness about programming and the competition. These workshops were held in selected schools and institutions all over the country as well as at the University of Moratuwa premises. These were conducted by our high caliber undergraduates representing the technical committee of this event. All of them are members of the IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa. We were able to witness the enthusiasm of the students towards this competition and we were more than happy to receive encouraging feedback regarding these workshops.

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Me, the Sir. 😛

The standard of the knowledge level of the competitors were truly amazing and that made the competition more excited as the time passed. After an intense competition, the team ‘RCCoders’ from Royal College, Colombo won the championship while the team ‘The EE Crew’ from Nalanda College, Colombo and the team ‘Pulverizes’ from Rahula College, Matara became the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. The team which won the first place comprised of following students; Chamath Palihawadana, Roshnal Lihinikadu and Sanila Vindula Jinendrasinghe. The award ceremony was held during the IEEE Day 2013.

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This cutting-edge competition was praised by many people including the Principals, teachers and the students as well. They are eager to participate in these kinds of events each year and we are hoping to retain the momentum till this year’s competition. This unique experience had made most of them realized about their hidden skills which they can improve in the future. We were extremely glad to partnership with Dialog IdeaMart and we had Digit.lk as the online media partner who supported us in hosting our event throughout the entire procedure of the competition.

Digit.lk was our online media sponsor. Dig-It!